Panama is a smaller country situated in Central America. It is neighboured by Colombia at its southeast and Costa Rica on the west.
It also has a coastline with Pacific Ocean on the south and the Caribbean Sea on the north.
The Republic of Panama cover a total area of slightly over 74 000 square kilometres and it’s home to four million people. The official language is Spanish.
Panama’s capital city is Panama-City, which is also home to nearly half of the country’s population.
The city is situated by the world famous Panama-Canal (its Pacific entrance) – the famous connecting point for Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Panama-City is also Panama’s financial, political and commercial centre with all major banking and educational institutions, as well as major international airport in the region.
The country economy is focused mainly on tourism banking and commerce.
Before the Spanish explorers settled the area in the 16th century, the nation was inhabited by indigenous tribes.
Freeing itself from Spain in 1821, the country joined (together with Venezuela, Ecuador and Neuva Granada) the Republic of Gran Colombia.
This was all followed by 70 years lasting period of Panama and Neuva Granada being one republic. The final independence came in 1903.
Panama’s main attraction for traveller is its jungles and rainforest, which are covering more than 40% of the total are.
The pure nature is home to some rare and protected tropical animals and plant species. Some of them you would hardly find anywhere else.
Thanks to the Caribbean coast and thrilling rainforests, the entire nation is a great destination for outdoor lovers.
Some of the landscapes are like a Lost World, full of beautiful waterfalls, trekking trails, wild nature and sun kissed beaches. Panama is a place where native culture remains like it used to be, in its most beautiful way.